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13. Juni 2012
Seminar

Sorting of Skill over Time: Evidence from Sweden 1986-2008?
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Speaker: Erik Lindqvist (SSE) (with Christina Håkanson and Jonas Vlachos)
Ort: Gustav-Schmoller-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 3.3.002A
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 6.00 - 7.30 pm

Abstract: A theoretical literature argues that technological change and globalization increase the sorting of workers by skill to firms. However, empirical studies on sorting have been constrained by a lack of measures of skill that are comparable over time. In this paper, we match information on cognitive and non-cognitive skills from the military enlistment for 25 cohorts of Swedish men ...

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11. Juni 2012
Workshop

Höhere "Reichensteuern" - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen

Ort: Schumpeter Saal
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 09:30 - 19:15 Uhr

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6. Juni 2012
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Effects of introducing a general interest barrier - Evidence from the German corporate tax reform 2008

Speaker: Hermann Buslei, Martin Simmler
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30-13:30

In this study we investigate the impact of the thin capitalization rule (TCR) introduced in Germany in 2008 on firms; capital structure, investment and profitability. Since all firms are better off by avoiding the TCR, this means analyzing firms; behavior to avoid the TCR. The identification of the causal effects is based on the escape clauses in the regulation using a difference-in-difference ...

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30. Mai 2012
Seminar

Every Man for Himself! Gender, Norms and Survival in Maritime Disasters
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Speaker: Mikael Elinder, Uppsala University
Ort: Humboldt Universität Berlin
Room 125
Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin
Zeit: 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Abstract: Since the sinking of the Titanic, there has been a widespread belief that the social norm of ‘women and children first' gives women a survival advantage over men in maritime disasters, and that captains and crew give priority to passengers. We analyze a database of 18 maritime disasters spanning three centuries, covering the fate of over 15,000 individuals of more than 30 ...

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23. Mai 2012
Seminar

In absolute or relative terms? How framing prices affects the consumer price sensitivity of health plan choice
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Speaker: Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University)
Ort: Berliner Büro des RWI
Hessische Straße 10
10115 Berlin
Zeit: 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Abstract:This paper provides field evidence on (a) how price framing affects consumers' decision to switch health insurance plans and (b) how the price elasticity of demand for health insurance can be influenced by policymakers through simple regulatory efforts. In 2009, in order to foster competition among health insurance companies, German federal regulation required health insurance companies ...

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9. Mai 2012
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The Generalized Roy Model and The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Programs

Speaker: Philipp Eisenhauer (ZEW Mannheim)
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 16:30-17:30

The standard analysis of treatment eff ects only considers the gross benefi t of treatment and does not consider the cost as perceived by the agents or the surplus arising from participation in programs (the private subjective evaluation of the program). This paper extends the analysis of Heckman and Vytlacil (1999, 2005) to identify parameters measuring the costs and net gains of arising from ...

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9. Mai 2012
Seminar

The effect of unemployment on the mental health of spouses - Evidence from plant closures in Germany
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Speaker: Jan Marcus
Ort: Humboldt Universität Berlin
Room 125
Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin
Zeit: 6.30-8.00 pm

Abstract:Previous studies on the health effects of unemployment neglect spillover effects on spouses. This study estimates the effect of one spouse's unemployment on the mental health of the other spouse. In order to give the estimates a causal interpretation, this study focuses on an exogenous entry into unemployment (plant closure), and combines matching based on entropy balancing and difference ...

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2. Mai 2012
Seminar

Quality Upgrading and Price Heterogeneity: Evidence from Brazilian Exporters
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Speaker: Lisandra Flach, University of Mannheim
Ort: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
Raum B002/3
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

Abstract:This paper studies the relation between quality upgrading and pricing across firms and destination countries. The paper builds a model based on heterogeneous firms that set quality and prices to heterogeneous consumers. To test the predictions of this model, the paper uses a uniquely rich data that combines producer quality information and exporter prices by firm and destination country. ...

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18. April 2012
Seminar

Flexibilisation without Hesitation? Temporary Contracts and Workers' Satisfaction
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Speaker: Clemens Hetschko (FU Berlin)
Ort: Berliner Büro des RWI
Hessische Straße 10
10115 Berlin
Zeit: 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Abstract: Labour market flexibilisation has long been considered a key policy tool for increasing employment. However, sceptics argue that workers suffer from labour market flexibilisation. While empirically investigating the psychological costs of temporary contracts, we question this argument for one flexibilisation instrument. We test whether temporary contracts are associated with different ...

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11. April 2012
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Labor supply of mothers with young children: Validating a structural model using a natural experiment

Speaker: Katharina Wrohlich
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:00-13:00

In this paper we estimate an intertemporal structural model of labor supply for mothers with young children. In order to validate the structural model, we make use of a recently introduced parental leave reform in Germany. We compare the behavioral predictions of the structural model under the reform (out-of-sample fit) to results based on an evaluation of the parental leave reform as a natural ...

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3. April 2012
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Effects of changes in student composition on teacher mobility. Evidence from the admission reform

Speaker: Krzysztof Karbownik (Uppsala University)
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30-13:30

This paper examines teacher job mobility using matcher employee-employer panel data from Stockholm municipality upper secondary schools. I utilize the exogenous change in upper secondary school admission which led to the sharp reshuffling of students within the municipality. This quasi experimental set up provides a unique opportunity to investigate the relationship between changes in student ...

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29. Februar 2012
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Risks and Returns to Educational Fields - A financial asset approach to vocational and academic education

Speaker: Johanna Storck
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30-13:30

Applying a financial assets approach, we investigate the risks and returns to investments into different types of human capital. Even so the returns from investing in human capital have expensively been studied, little is known about the properties of the return to different types of human capital. Using information from the German Micro Census, we estimate the risk and returns to around 70 ...

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18. Januar 2012
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The Dynamics of Earnings in Germany: Evidence from Social Security Records

Speaker: Holger Lüthen
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30-13:30

We examine patterns of earnings volatility for male employees who are subject to statutory social security contributions in West Germany over the period 1986 - 2005. For this purpose, we analyse individual records covering highly reliable earnings biographies provided by the German Social Security Administration. We decompose earnings into permanent and transitory components and estimate ...

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23. November 2011
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

When can we trust population thresholds in regression discontinuity designs

Speaker: Florian Ade, Ronny Freier
Ort: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30-13:30

A recent literature uses variation just around legislative population thresholds to identify causal effects of institutional changes. We review the use of regression discontinuity designs using such thresholds. Our concern is threefold: (1) simultaneous exogenous (co-)treatment, (2) simultaneous endogenous choices and (3) manipulation and precise control over population measures. Revisiting the ...

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